Archives for May 24, 2013 @ 15:56

CJM, TG4G, TGC and Boz Tchividjian

Kris and I are with Boz Tchividjian, a former prosecutor and one deeply committed to fighting injustices against children, on this one. There is blatant failure here to recognize the complicity of a leader in what transpired under his watch. God have mercy. From Boz Tchividjian: Earlier this week, I read the second amended complaint filed [Read More…]

After Jesus, The Best Christian Ever?

Ian Morgan Cron says St Francis. What say you? Who, in your estimation wins the all-time, “most incredible Christian in history” prize? Call me crazy, but I vote for the guy who holds birdbaths up in people’s gardens—St Francis of Assisi. I knew zero about St Francis until I went through a spiritual crisis a [Read More…]

Can Grace be Overdone?

David Ravenhill: How to stay balanced? May I suggest two principles: (1) Let the Bible say what it says and avoid providing your explanatory apparatus. (2) Let the Bible’s balance be yours. That is, teach or preach or absorb Gal 1-4 and 5-6, Romans 1-11 and 12-16, Matthew 5-7 and the soteriology of the Gospels. [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: John Frye

Pastors Preach, by John Frye My own vision of pastoral ministry in the North American context has been profoundly influenced by the person and writings of Eugene H. Peterson. Consider me a Petersonian in my view of the pastor and his or her place in the local church (see, e.g., Jesus Creed archives). I’ve heard [Read More…]

Is this Pope a Universalist?

I have to admit, after reading the HuffPo sketch of Pope Francis’ recent homily, I thought for sure HuffPo overcooked it, but after reading the Vatican site, I don’t know any other way to read this: “Instead,” the Pope continued, “the Lord has created us in His image and likeness, and has given us this [Read More…]